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Successfully Combating Pneumonia

Pneumonia kills as many as 940,000 children under the age of five every year and is a major cause of infant mortality, particularly in less-developed countries, according to UNICEF.  But now a new alliance between UNICEF and Spanish “la Caixa” Foundation, one … Continue reading

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One Man’s Big Heart Is Saving Lives

Those of you who know a bit about sailing will appreciate how difficult the Vendée Globe yacht race is. It’s a non-stop race around the world, sailed solo, without assistance, and it takes place every four years. This year’s race began … Continue reading

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Small Gifts Make a Difference in Burkina Faso

You can make a difference in a child’s life in rural Burkina Faso. Your 20 Swiss francs (about $21) will buy health insurance for a child for one whole year. Just 30 Swiss francs ($31.50) will buy four study books … Continue reading

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Kids Learning and Teaching Themselves

Is it true that “all you have to do is give children a computer”, one loaded with learning programs, films about wildlife and foreign lands, and math games in their language and English, and they will learn independently, without instruction? … Continue reading

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Continuing to Reach New Heights for Nepalese Orphans

In April of 2010, The Good Times reported that mountain guides and directors of MatterhornNepal-GuideSource Treks & Expeditions Ltd (MNGS), RJ Fleming and Ang Kami Sherpa, were climbing Himalayan peaks to raise awareness of the plight of Nepalese orphans. Their … Continue reading